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This practical book looks at the fundamental principles that underpin architectural illustration: to represent architectural design and the built environment in a way that the general public can understand. Focusing on watercolor, it explains the process from site sketching to finished rendering, and will be invaluable for artists, illustrators, architects, builders, and planners.

This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour paintings of people in just 30 minutes.

Whether you prefer watercolor, oils, or acrylics, learn how to use color brilliantly in your paintings . . . in just a few hours!   Filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step exercises, this comprehensive guide from bestselling author Hazel Soan teaches artists everything they need to know about color. Written in an accessible style, it begins with the basics (what color is, how pigments are made) and then explores... more...

From the award-winning artist, learn to see and shape the world in a way you never before imagined. An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator of Dinotopia, James Gurney instructs and inspires in Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist. Renowned for his uncanny ability to incorporate amazing detail and imagination into stunningly realistic fantasy settings, James Gurney teaches budding artists and fans of fantasy art step-by-step the... more...

Since the latter half of the 20th century, committed art has been associated with conceptual, critical and activist practices. Painting, by contrast, is all too often defined as an outmoded, reactionary, market-led venture; an ineffectual medium from the perspective of social and political engagement. How can paintings change the world today? The question of painting, in particular, fuelled the investigations of a major 20th-century... more...


Das von der Stiftung Aby-Warburg unterhaltende Warburg-Haus in Hamburg führt mit Vortragsreihen, Stipendien und einer Warburg-Professur die Tradition der ehemaligen Kulturwissenschaftlichen Bibliothek Warburg fort. Mit der Publikationsreihe, in der Monographien und Sammelbände erscheinen, werden die Ergebnisse der Diskussionen und Forschungen am Warburg-Haus vorgelegt.

In this fully revised and expanded book, Nicholas Beer examines the sight-size portrait method, in which the artist stands back at a distance to view the picture and sitter side-by-side and to scale. Nick demonstrates the technique in a series of projects that culminate in portrait painting. There are also sections on the history of sight-size, early treatises on portraiture, and the "philosophy" of seeing. This new edition also includes... more...

Jean Hélion, the French painter who died at eighty-three in 1987, brought together in his copious and essential writing on art the theoretical authority of the intellectual and the fundamental insights of the craftsman in his studio. His writing extended throughout the five decades or more of his career. Soon after the young painter’s arrival in Paris from the provinces, he began a literary-art magazine; he wrote polemical... more...

The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. Authored by the founder of the nonprofit organization Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), this beautiful, 320-page volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is being practiced today. With profiles of leading practitioners and... more...

Decorative painting the ornamentation of wood, tin, glass, paper, and other surfaces with beautifully painted designs requires no previous artistic training or drawing skill. It is a systematic painting technique which, when broken down as it is in this book, anyone can learn. "Learn to Paint Flowers "offers valuable instruction in this delightful and imaginative craft for artists at every level of experience. With more than 19 different flowers... more...